December 15th, 2008 03:05 PM
Mayor nickels admitted he lacks ban authority
What a loser !!!
MAYOR NICKELS ADMITTED HE LACKS BAN AUTHORITY IN 2006 LETTER
BELLEVUE, WA – Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is asserting that he has the authority to skirt Washington State’s long-standing firearms preemption statute, but in a 2006 le tter to House Speaker Frank Chopp, he admitted that state law prevents him from taking any such action.
The letter is being made public at tonight’s special hearing at City Hall by Alan M. Gottlieb, founder of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation.
In his letter to Speaker Chopp, dated May 4, 2006, Mayor Nickels acknowledged that “State law preempts any and all local regulations related to firearms. Our hands are tied at the local level and we are unable to adopt any local laws to protect our residents from gun crime.”
“This is what Attorney General Rob McKenna’s office told Mayor Nickels in October,” Gottlieb noted. “Despite all of his bluster over the past six months, it is evident now that Mayor Nickels has known all along he cannot ban legally-carried firearms, by executive order, by ordinance or by wishing upon a star. He knew this in 2006 and he was reminded of it two months ago by McKenna̵ 7;s office.
“Mayor Nickels has tried to capitalize on a single unfortunate incident at the Seattle Center,” he continued, “in order to push his long-standing anti-rights agenda. More than 20 years ago, the state legislature wisely enacted our common-sense preemption law that is now preventing the mayor from acting like a monarch, answerable to nobody. Essentially, he wants to use executive authority as though it were a royal decree, to not only defy state statute, but also to violate our state constitutional right-to-bear-arms provision.
“The May 2006 letter to Speaker Chopp clearly proves that the mayor knows he cannot legally do this,” Gottlieb said. “If Mayor Nickels goes forward with this ban, he will leave the Second Amendment Foundation no alternative than to take immediate legal action to stop him.”
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
December 15th, 2008 05:06 PM
You said it best.......... "What a loser".
December 15th, 2008 05:55 PM
Is it any wonder why Americans are feeling disenfranchised. Just look at this idiot poster boy for the Brady Bunch.
While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3
December 15th, 2008 06:58 PM
I love it when people get snared with their own words.
December 16th, 2008 03:28 PM
RCW 9.41.290: State preemption.
It doesn't get much clearer then this:
here is a good news story: Seattle gun ban ordered drawn up by Mayor Greg Nickels
The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state,
including the registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, discharge, and transportation of firearms, or any other element relating to firearms or parts thereof, including ammunition and reloader components. Cities, towns, and counties or other municipalities may enact only those laws and ordinances relating to firearms that are specifically authorized by state law, as in RCW 9.41.300, and are consistent with this chapter. Such local ordinances shall have the same penalty as provided for by state law. Local laws and ordinances that are inconsistent with, more restrictive than, or exceed the requirements of state law shall not be enacted and are preempted and repealed, regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of such city, town, county, or municipality.
Local News | Seattle gun ban ordered drawn up by Mayor Greg Nickels | Seattle Times Newspaper
December 16th, 2008 03:57 PM
Interresting, in this article one of the victims of the shooting expressed her disapproval of the Mayor's actions.
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